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TCL will bring Android 11 to its 2019 & 2020 Android TVs

15 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |

TCL confirms to FlatpanelsHD that it is planning to update its 2019 and 2020 Android TV models to Android 11 later this year.
Update 16.01.2021: The article has been updated to reflect the fact that TCL can confirm only Android 11 for the 2019 and 2020 models. The Google TV interface has not yet been confirmed for the 2019 and 2020 models. We regret the error.

TCL Android TV

At CES 2021, TCL announced plans to introduce its first Google TVs in 2021. However, at that time TCL did not outline any plans to update existing models. The company says that its 2019 and 2020 Android TV models in Europe will be updated to Android 11 with ALLM for apps, cinematic ads, instant apps (see below), a Gboard TV keyboard with speech-to-text and predictive typing, performance improvements, and a new 'Subscribe and install' option in the Google Play store.

Android TV instant apps

The update is compatible with the new Google TV interface but it has yet to be decided if it will be migrated to Google TV as discussions are ongoing, according to the company. Models from 2018 and earlier will not receive the update. The Android 11 update is scheduled for release in Q3 2021. TCL Europe's 2021 models will run, or be updated to, Google TV. In the US, TCL is partnering with Roku but the company is planning to launch its first Google TVs in 2021. More details regarding the US launch will be announced later. Likewise, TCL will bring Roku TVs to Europe, starting with the UK in Q2 2021.

TCL 2020 & 2019 Android TVs


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